The MySQL database service provides a centralised MySQL service, shared between its registered users.
It provides multi-user databases suitable for light to medium use.
- academic research users
- web account owners
MySQL is a widely used open source database and is fast, reliable and easy to use.
A MySQL database can be used for many purposes. For example, web account holders maintaining ColdFusion or PHP applications can use the MySQL services for online database access.
Our MySQL database service is provided using MySQL.
Email the Library & IT Help Desk, giving a suggested name for your new database and a short summary of its purpose.
Requests for a new MySQL database will take five business days to complete.
You can receive status updates about the MySQL service by joining the firstname.lastname@example.org Google Group.
Library & IT Help Desk
If you're having problems using the MySQL service, get in touch with the Library & IT Help Desk.
|Service status||Live and supported service.|
|Hours of service||24/7|
|Service support||For help and support with this service, contact the Library & IT Help Desk.|
|Hours of support||Help from the Library & IT Help Desk is available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.|
General IT Services targets:
|Resilience||This service runs on our high-availability virtual machine platform. In the event of a major incident it will automatically failover between data centres, with only a brief outage. Filestores are replicated between data centres and should also fail over automatically.
A backup is taken of all MySQL databases each day for disaster recovery purposes, enabling them to be restored if the database were to become corrupted, or if a catastrophic event occurred to the file servers and/or data centres.
Our service standards have been produced in consultation with our customers, and monitor the quality, timeliness and access to facilities and services:
If you wish to give us general feedback on this service, please see our Feedback page for ways to get in touch.
If you wish to make a complaint, please see our complaints procedure.
We expect you: